Longowal releases Dr Grewal’s book on Sikh leader Master Tara Singh
Punjab Update Bureau
Chandigarh, April 18: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee president Gobind Singh Longowal topday released the book Master Tara Singh in Indian History: Colonialism, Nationalism and Politics of Sikh Identity authored by Prof. J S Grewal, former vice-chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
The Sikh Education Society managing Guru Gond Singh College here also organised a seminar on the occasion.
The second book released at the same function was Akal Takht Sahib: Jot Te Jugat written by Dr Balkar Singh who has retired from Punjabi University, Patiala.
The keynote address at the seminar was delivered by Prof. Raghuvendra Tanwar, Emeritus Professor in History, Kurukshetra University who applauded Prof. Grewal’s meticulous work in creating an unmatched narrative on Master Tara Singh. He stated that the success of Master Tara Singh in emerging as a powerful leader of the Panth could only be made possible by his unrelenting pursuits of Sikh interests. Prof. Tanwar motivated other scholars, present at the event, to extensively work on the great man. Talking of his book, Prof. Grewal shared anecdotes and his creative process of writing. While narrating excerpts from his historiography, he mentioned that a new phase in the study on Master Tara Singh has commenced and today’s seminar is a foundation stone for the same.
S. Gurdev Singh I.A.S (Retd.), President Sikh Educational Society, extended the vote of thanks .
In the plenary session on Critical Appreciation of Master Tara Singh’s Contribution, Prof. Indu Banga, Emeritus Professor of History, Panjab University, was in the Chair. The speakers included Prof. Prithipal Singh Kapur, Bibi Kiranjot Kaur, granddaughter of Master Tara Singh and Member SGPC Amritsar, Dr. Dharamjit Singh, former Principal Sikh National College, Banga, Harvinder Singh Khalsa and , Dr. Harpreet Singh Hundal.
Col. (Retd.) J S Bala, Secretary, Sikh Educational Society presented the vote of thanks.